Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is a very fun game featuring almost every single major character to appear on the group of classic TV series, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT, with a total of a whopping 161 characters and transformations.
The game has superb controls for all control schemes, which are the WiiMote and nunchuck, Classic controller and Gamecube controller. Players wanting a fun, in depth experience with the motion controls the Wii is famous for will love the WiiMote and nunchuck controls; whilst more hardcore, long-term gamers will prefer the GameCube controls; but I am happy to say that all 3 of them work very well.
Graphics are very good for the Wii's standards, and attack animations are spectacular. However, during cut scenes characters always have similar expressions, whatever the situation. However, this is only a tiny issue.
With tournament modes, story mode, challenge modes and a free VS mode, the game offers countless of hours of fun. However, online capabilities are very poor, which is real disappointment.
This game is the best Tenkaichi game of the 3, and is a must have for any Dragon Ball fan, as well as people not familiar to the franchise. However, story mode can be challenging, so can be frustrating at times!
Overall, this game would be almost perfect; however the lacklustre online mode keeps it back from 5/5. But it gets a very deserving 4/5.